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  • Abortion in cases of rape: New feuds in old debate

    NEW YORK – Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Stabbing suspect's mental state is key to the case

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. – The legal fate of the 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing or slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at his high school wi ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Highway shootings don't worry KC-area drivers

    KANSAS CITY – Several shootings have targeted apparently random vehicles along a tangle of interstates in south Kansas City, but it doesn’t seem to ha ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • A year after bombing, Boston and its people heal

    BOSTON (AP) — Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, 12 more to her apartment. It is an old buil ...
    April 12, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • In a rare rebuke, U.S. blocks Iran's envoy to UN

    WASHINGTON – In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, a move that could s ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard

    PERTH, Australia – With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race against time ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • GM slow to act on recalls, House documents show

    DETROIT – Documents released by a House subcommittee show that managers and employees at General Motors were often slow to react to safety problems – ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • High-tech items giving deaf-blind online access

    SANDS POINT, N.Y. – Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Dreams dashed in fatal college tour bus crash

    ORLAND, Calif. – It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to colle ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • 2 reporters who probed NSA surveillance back in US

    NEW YORK – Two reporters central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first ti ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Connecticut ex-governor pleads not guilty

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and other federal charges in an alleged pursuit of ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Warship's namesake, Zumwalt, fought racism, sexism

    BATH, Maine – Bud Zumwalt took what he learned during the tumultuous 1960s with him when he became the nation's youngest chief of naval operations, ea ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Mickey Rooney to be laid to rest in Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES – Mickey Rooney will be laid to rest alongside Hollywood royalty.A judge signed off Frid ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Authors Guild asks US court to rule against Google

    NEW YORK – Saying Google Inc. is stealing business from online book retailers, the Authors Guild asked a federal appeals court Friday to reinstate its ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • 4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

    CHALMETTE, La. – When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:39 pm
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